This is the final part of my series on the wonderful offerings now from Piper.
In case you missed them, here are the links to my other columns on two more of these iconic Champagnes.
I’m going to finish with a wine that was probably started first, Piper Vintage 2012. The vintage of a wine refers to when the grapes for that wine were harvested. Most Champagnes are non-vintage, which means the grapes in the bottle can be from the harvests of a number of different years.
This vintage Champagne has a wonderfully rich, round, mouth feel, without being heavy. It retains its sleek structure with notes of lemon, almond and honey. There is something so uniquely earthy about this Champagne. It has a sake-like quality I find so enticing.
This wine can stand up to hearty foods. A truffle risotto, any gamey foods, dishes with rich sauces even a rich dessert would pair well with this substantial wine.
Lovely to also sip on its own. It’s decadent. It retails at $80, and it is definitely worth treating yourself.